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Hotel El Velero

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#4 of 12 hotels in Playa Hermosa
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Welcome to Hotel El Velero, a mediterranean-style, boutique beach hotel just paces from the Pacific blue waters of Costa Rica's pristine Playa Hermosa. Hear the waves crash and breathe the clean, salty air as you relax in our seaside tropical gardens.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Diving
Massage
Baggage storage
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Kids' meals
Poolside bar
Hiking
Snorkeling
Fishing
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Telephone
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Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Adelia R wrote a review Dec 2023
Bellevue, Washington8 contributions1 helpful vote
Whenever we do a border run to Nicaragua from Ojochal, we always stay at Hotel El Velero overnight! It's a popular place, so we always book early. I love that we can have a margarita while sitting at a table on the beach, feet in the sand, watching the gorgeous sunsets here. The staff are very friendly and helpful, the rooms are spotless and comfortable, and everything about this special place is absolutely perfect. Pura Vida!!!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Silvia D wrote a review Aug 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Since my last visit to this hotel, the rooms have been upgraded and the beds are so very comfy. It was great to see some of the regular folks working there with their wonderful personalities, smiles and overall welcoming attitudes. Being right in front of the beach is a great bonus for dipping in the cove, walking or simply sun bathing. The restaurant as usual with great service and good food. It is comfortable and clean.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Morgan F wrote a review Jul 2023
Franklin, Tennessee64 contributions37 helpful votes
Location was the absolute best! Beach front, walkable to many other restaurants although the on-site restaurant was also good. Pool was smallish and right next to the lobby area and restaurant, but who needs a pool when you have a beach?! Not a luxury property, but it was comfortable, friendly, and well priced. Would definitely stay again! Loved it.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Ann B wrote a review Jul 2023
17 contributions2 helpful votes
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This is my third time staying here. The staff, food, beach are top notch! Wake up and you are right on the beach, and the food, outstanding. You feel you are family, and they accommodate all your requests. The excursions are awesome, fishing, waterfalls, jet ski's and massage, it's all awesome. They cooked the fish we caught for dinner, was the best meal. They also have BBQ and Taco night, all I can say is yummy 😋
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Adelia R wrote a review Jun 2023
Bellevue, Washington8 contributions1 helpful vote
Everything about this hotel and restaurant was perfection, from the beautiful bow on the toilet bowl, to the friendly and super-helpful staff, to having a cocktail with my feet in the sand. I will return again and again. The ambience is exactly what I expect from the best beach hotels - calm, clean, beautiful, and friendly. Superb stay!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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SemperCarpeDiem wrote a review Jun 2023
Stuart, Florida72 contributions22 helpful votes
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The location, steps away from the beach, is amazing but the best part of the experience is the wonderful staff. The front desk staff is very helpful, patient and accommodating. The food - delicious and fresh. The waitstaff, especially Jenero, went above and beyond making sure we were taken care of. Jenero made reservations for massages on the beach with Eli. It was one of the best massages I’ve had….so relaxing to be on the beach, listening to the waves, the warm air lightly blowing over my body while Eli worked her magic. The sunsets are amazing and available for viewing right from the openair restaurant seating. Absolutely Pura Vida!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Warren A wrote a review Jun 2023
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The staff, like all the people in the area, are special! As renos throughout are already underway, the rooms are indeed getting the lift some of them need. Much like the nightly sunsets at the beachside restaurant, did I mention thee staff there, are amazing!
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Bryan B wrote a review May 2023
Huntington Beach, California3 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel is great for the price. I read a lot of the negative reviews and sounds like those people would be better off spending $1,000 a night at the four seasons. But a secluded luxury hotel does not give you the Costa Rican experience. El velero is a smaller and clean hotel right on a beautiful beach. There are no waves at the beach as it is tucked in a little bay. I went there with my son for a surfing and fishing trip. We chartered a boat (from go south adventures cr) and they picked us up right on the beach in front of our hotel. We were gone until 3pm everyday, but we’re able to relax on the hotel’s beach each day. Great location! Rooms were clean and beds were comfortable even with my bad back and neck. I don’t know about noise since we play white noise on our
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Date of stay: May 2023
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fisher_eye_lens wrote a review May 2023
Campbell River, Canada603 contributions155 helpful votes
this was a return visit - last time at trip start and this time at trip end. Tis a wonderful place to start and end a trip to Costa with the added bonus being its proximity to the LIR airport. It is a very beautiful place, the bay at Hermosa, and very healthy, without the trappings of some touristic beaches, but all you want. I did miss the plethora of pelicans but sadly the avian flu has taken its toll on the seabirds there now. Lots of terns flying the wave crests still. The staff is wonderful, fun, efficient and personable. This time we were on the opposite side of the hall and liked it better, because we even had a bit of seaview there. The lounge at the seaside end of the hall is a nice place to relax, read or look down on the BBQ cookings by the pool. The seating by the
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Barbara Howarth wrote a review May 2023
6 contributions1 helpful vote
We've stayed at this hotel countless times for over 20 years. It's not super fancy but we've loved every stay. The staff and restaurant staff have always been so nice and accommodating! We love staying her our first and last night before our flights, as we have a home in Nosara. They are updating the rooms which is great. There's no elevator so if you cant haul your luggage upstairs, then request a lower level room. The beach is beautiful and the water is so nice. Con, the next beach over is much more touristy but Hermosa is calm and beautiful...highly recommend!
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Date of stay: May 2023
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PRICE RANGE
₱8,353 - ₱8,983 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
el velero hotel, el velero playa hermosa
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacastePlaya Hermosa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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